Hamish Moffatt wrote:
If you haven't looked at OpenCores.org yet, please do so to get an idea of how far they have been able to carry this so far.Manufacturing an ASIC involves NRE (non-recurring engineering) costs of hundreds of thousands to millions per revision.
I have priced this out as far as getting a chip through MOSIS, which is the step just before you'd go to full-wafer fabrication. Presumably you'd use the same process in MOSIS that you'd use for full-wafer. What I don't understand yet is the mask fabrication cost for full-wafer, and what it costs to do fabrication runs once you have the mask.
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